- Having nuclei of varied forms; denoting a variety of leukocyte. [G. polymorphos, multiform, + L. nucleus, kernel]
* * *poly·mor·pho·nu·cle·ar -.mȯr-fə-'n(y)ü-klē-ər adj of a leukocyte having the nucleus complexly lobed specif being a mature neutrophil with a characteristic distinctly lobed nucleus
* * *poly·mor·pho·nu·cle·ar (pol″e-mor″fo-nooґkle-ər) [poly- + morpho- + nuclear] having a nucleus deeply lobed or so divided that it appears to be multiple.
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polymorphonuclear — [päl΄i môr΄fō no͞o′klē ər, päl΄i môr΄fōnyo͞o′klē ər] adj. having a lobed nucleus, as the neutrophils … English World dictionary
polymorphonuclear — adjective Date: 1897 of a white blood cell having the nucleus complexly lobed • polymorphonuclear noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
polymorphonuclear — I. |pälē|mȯrfə, lə̇|m + adjective Etymology: polymorphous + nuclear 1. of a leukocyte : having the nucleus complexly lobed 2. : being a neutrophil or other leukocyte of typical mature form with distinctly lobed nucleus II. noun ( … Useful english dictionary
polymorphonuclear — /pol ee mawr feuh nooh klee euhr, nyooh / or, by metathesis, / kyeuh leuhr/, adj. Cell Biol. (of a leukocyte) having a lobulate nucleus. [1895 1900; POLY + MORPHO + NUCLEAR] Pronunciation. See nuclear. * * * … Universalium
polymorphonuclear — 1. adjective Having a nucleus with lobes of diverse shapes , Chinese: Mandarin: 2. noun Such a leucocyte; a neutrophil , Chinese: Mandarin … Wiktionary
polymorphonuclear — adj. (Biology) having a lobular nucleus (about white blood cells) … English contemporary dictionary
polymorphonuclear — [ˌpɒlɪˌmɔ:fə(ʊ) nju:klɪə] adjective Physiology (of a leucocyte) having a nucleus with several lobes and cytoplasm that contains granules … English new terms dictionary
polymorphonuclear — poly·mor·pho·nuclear … English syllables
polymorphonuclear neutrophil — (PMN) the usual type of mature neutrophil, which has a multilobar nucleus; see also polymorphonuclear leukocyte, under leukocyte … Medical dictionary
polymorphonuclear leukocyte — (PMN) (pol e mor fo noo kle ěr) A leukocyte that has a variety of nuclear forms … Dictionary of microbiology